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BigW last won the day on December 9 2018

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  1. So, one considers the White Sabres, Fusion Core, and the Bushwackers valueless? Ever seen them, or are you making a decision based solely on numbers put down by judges?
  2. And what's wrong with that? Must every DCI corps be like BD/Crown Coats/Vanguard to satisfy you?
  3. The "show filler" attitude is rather insulting to several of the competitors. To be blunt- in most DCA seasons before 2005, only 3 or so corps, sometimes no more than two have had any legit chance to win. 1990 was an anomaly. It would be nice to see everyone have the perfect staff composition, perfect design, financing, a mass of talented personnel that returns year in and out, but that hasn't been happening and I don't believe it's been for a lack of effort from several of those corps. The corps in that 4-8 range are worthy of respect. A lot of it. They're better than what passed for winning contenders at one point. They're more than "Show filler." I watched the low end this year at prelims up to Hurcs, and most of it was quite watchable.
  4. In the case of that show you'll need to wear a miner's helmet with a searchlight to check the technique.
  5. And now we have the case for an on field percussion judge to check technique.
  6. Oh, the flash and shower of sparks? Yeah, that was a nice surprise after the Concert number, wasn't it? We were all freezing, too. At least for the Halifax, PA parade Rook made me a good turban out of my blue and white striped towel which helped a little and made me look dashing.
  7. Educated guess is that the nylon valve guide is worn out. Supposedly, replacements for those are easily found. If it isn't that, there should be a good repair place near you with strong techs that can help you. If you're anywhere near Halethorpe, MD, Rosso Music is the place to go. I gladly drive the 90 minutes from Harrisburg to get my gear worked on there.
  8. Johnsonburg Grey Knights are doing things up their way off and on AFAIK.
  9. DCA has always been that way. Not an excuse as much an observation. Hence RCA, ICA to get the start-ups places to compete BITD. I wonder how many corps didn't survive BITD that might have been able to make it work if there would have been more support that had some numbers and were decent enough to make a respectable showing.
  10. I've cringed from comments in the crowd about some of the groups trying to make it. Also saw one in the early 90's where it may have been their only DCA performance before they imploded. I learned a lesson from that organization- Just because someone might have some clue about teaching or show design, doesn't mean they can handle the business aspect of running one of these organizations effectively. The look wasn't good. The problem is, some of these groups struggle when they start. Really struggle, and I can see where some people don't want to see that. Perhaps some groups are way better off in a Mini/SoundSport environment where they can just play something decently without worrying about running all over the turf. On the other hand, there are some start-ups which I've seen that have come out of the box with a really enjoyable, quality product. Encorps pulled that off rather nicely. Credit where credit is due.
  11. I know where people are going on this and I get that. My thoughts- Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer. Information and knowledge is important.
  12. Tell yah what-- I felt I was more entertained by Thunder Brigade at the Ijamsville show a couple of years ago then one of the actual competitors.
  13. Some of these groups are more watchable and listenable than one might think.